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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:05 PM

25. My daughter is not a member of DU, but I can guarantee that she is a lot more progressive

than “the real world." (For that matter, so is DU.) She did become a “hardcore Clinton supporter,” volunteering hours every day in the general, entering data with her one good finger. (She’s quadriplegic with a speech disability.) But as I said, she started out for Sanders. We met him in the late 1990s at a book signing in Berkeley because we were fans when few outside of Vermont knew who he was, and she even got a photo with him which she later posted on FB at the beginning of the primary. (My daughter and I lived in VT when she was a young child, and I had followed Sanders' political career with interest after voting for him during one of his unsuccessful bids for governor; we were excited when he decided to run for president.) In order not to refight the primaries (and I would include the convention), I won’t go into the reasons Sanders lost my daughter’s support (and sometimes respect), but she is not alone in that reaction, and there are other progressives like my daughter (and me!) who feel that way. I don't get why the guy who lost the primary to the first women nominee of a major party would be the person chosen for this role at this particular
convention... except my daughter says she thinks it was mainly organized by people who supported Sanders in the primary?

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